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Thursday, January 1, 2015
SHOPO Sues City to Block Release of Police Disciplinary Records
By Andrew Walden @ 10:04 AM :: 6116 Views :: Ethics, Labor, Law Enforcement
Defendant City further informed Plaintiff SHOPO, "please be aware if Civil Beat threatens further legal action, the decision may be to tum over an unredacted copy."
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Saturday, December 27, 2014
Hawaii prime target of foreign governments seeking US intelligence
By Malia Zimmerman @ 1:01 AM :: 5698 Views :: Law Enforcement, Military

Comey said he is concerned that in the wake of Snowden’s “so called revelations,” Americans “healthy skepticism” of government powers will turn to cynicism....

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Friday, December 12, 2014
FBI Names Paul D. Delacourt Special Agent in Charge of Honolulu Division
By News Release @ 2:51 PM :: 4552 Views :: Law Enforcement

From 2009 to 2011, he served as the FBI liaison officer to a counter-narcotics task force at U.S. Pacific Command at Camp Smith, Hawaii. In 2012, he was promoted to assistant special agent in charge of the Honolulu Division....

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Monday, December 1, 2014
The True Cost of Speeding in Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 6:41 PM :: 5530 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Law Enforcement

...residents will see a 6% average increase in their annual insurance costs for three years after the infraction....

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Saturday, November 29, 2014
Early Release: "Pflueger’s old-boy manipulation of the justice system stinks like corruption and smells like big money.”
By News Release @ 1:25 AM :: 6247 Views :: Kauai County, Law Enforcement

...James Pflueger has been released from jail by State Prison Head Ted Sakai after serving 1.5 months of an already meager 7 month sentence he was given for 7 felony counts of manslaughter....

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Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Another Homosexual Leader Busted for Homosexual Child Molestation
By Selected News Articles @ 4:03 AM :: 9580 Views :: National News, Family, Law Enforcement

A prominent gay rights activist charged last week with sexually abusing a 15-year-old boy ... has visited the White House more than a half-dozen times in the past two years....

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Monday, November 24, 2014
Report: Hawaii Scores ‘D’ on Sex Trafficking Laws
By News Release @ 12:27 AM :: 5069 Views :: Law Enforcement

...every state receives a Report Card that grades the state on 41 key legislative components that must be addressed in a state’s laws....

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Friday, November 21, 2014
Should Hawaii Create Statewide police training and standards board?
By Sen. Sam Slom @ 12:29 AM :: 6654 Views :: Law Enforcement, Police

Senator Slom discusses  Police Reform with Prof Aaron Hunger....

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Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Hell Bent--One Man's Crusade to Crush the Hawaiian Mob
By News Release @ 11:07 PM :: 8108 Views :: Hawaii History, Law Enforcement
1980—the year Charles Marsland was elected Honolulu's top prosecutor....
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Thursday, October 23, 2014
Hawaii investigator says state agency is shirking duties
By Malia Zimmerman @ 4:18 PM :: 4701 Views :: Law Enforcement

...Some Hawaii companies are taking advantage of visitors and elderly residents, but state officials are thwarting attempts to investigate, a supervisor with the state Department of Commerce says....

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Friday, October 10, 2014
Prosecutor: Criticism of Cachola Case 'Uninformed'
By News Release @ 3:40 AM :: 3883 Views :: Law Enforcement

Taking the case to a grand jury wasn't about looking for a way out....

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Monday, September 8, 2014
Marijuana Task Force Releases Report Aimed at 2015 Legislative Session
By News Release @ 2:00 PM :: 5988 Views :: Health Care, Law Enforcement, Drugs

...The Dispensary System Task Force will submit a report of its findings and recommendations, including proposed legislation to the 2015 Legislature....

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Saturday, August 30, 2014
OCCC Escape: Possible Staff Misconduct, Hole in Ceiling
By News Release @ 4:54 PM :: 4279 Views :: Law Enforcement

...After jumping down from the roof, Skelton walked around the back of the Annex and followed the fence line along Kamehameha Highway....

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Study: Hawaii 'Ban the Box' Law Reduces Crime
By News Release @ 3:19 PM :: 8909 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Justice Reinvestment, Labor, Law Enforcement

Statistics show that without income from a paying job an ex-offender often will return to criminal activity....

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014
DHS Fraud Investigator Allegedly Worked for TSA on State Time
By News Release @ 5:54 PM :: 7485 Views :: Kauai County, Ethics, Labor, Law Enforcement
... charged with Theft in the Second Degree for receiving unearned compensation from the State of Hawaii from 2008 through 2012....
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Thursday, August 14, 2014
Rand Paul: Militarization of Police Behind Ferguson Troubles
By Heritage Foundation @ 11:20 PM :: 3752 Views :: Law Enforcement

...Washington has incentivized the militarization of local police precincts by using federal dollars to help municipal governments build what are essentially small armies....

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Monday, August 4, 2014
Hawaii's Partnership Against Fraud
By News Release @ 2:37 PM :: 4288 Views :: Law Enforcement

...to generate greater awareness about the threats of financial scams....

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Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Absentee ballot fraud incident has Kauai police, elections officials on alert
By Malia Zimmerman @ 4:14 PM :: 7820 Views :: Kauai County, Law Enforcement, Office of Elections

“When my ballot was stolen, I felt so violated. I am very concerned about corruption here on the island,” Woods said....

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Friday, July 25, 2014
Video: Anti-GMO Maui Mayoral Candidate Runs from Cop, Gets Tazed
By Andrew Walden @ 5:00 PM :: 9446 Views :: Maui County, Law Enforcement, GMOs

"Witnesses say that the suspect ran from the police earlier that day, for allegedly not having license plates or a driver’s license...."

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Sunday, July 20, 2014
Hawaii Convenes First Marine Resources Enforcement Conference
By News Release @ 2:42 AM :: 6327 Views :: Environment, Judiciary, Law Enforcement

Officers, Prosecutors, Lawmakers and Conservationists Meet at UH Law School....

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Where the U.S. wiretap hotspots are? Not Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 4:55 AM :: 6919 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Judiciary, Law Enforcement

Only five states—Hawaii, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota and Vermont— had no wiretap requests during 2013....

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Friday, July 11, 2014
State Department documents rise in human trafficking
By Malia Zimmerman @ 9:36 PM :: 6654 Views :: Agriculture, Labor, Law Enforcement

The International Labor Organization says agricultural workers are among the most vulnerable....

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Thursday, July 3, 2014
Act 201 Reforms Hawaii Juvenile Justice System
By News Release @ 4:51 PM :: 6709 Views :: Judiciary, Law Enforcement

...In 2013, the state spent $199,000 a year for each bed at the Hawaii Youth Correctional Facility (HYCF), yet 75 percent of youth released from HYCF were re-adjudicated or convicted as an adult within three years....

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Thursday, July 3, 2014
Kauai property crime rates spur community to action
By Malia Zimmerman @ 4:30 PM :: 9390 Views :: Kauai County, Law Enforcement

...since 2000, Matsumoto has been charged with 98 felonies, 51 misdemeanors and four petty misdemeanors. He’s been convicted of 10 felonies and one petty misdemeanor violation; 38 felonies and 46 misdemeanors were dismissed. Matsumoto awaits trial on 50 felonies....

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Friday, June 27, 2014
HPD Ordered to Pay $31K over Censored Facebook Comments
By Andrew Walden @ 4:10 AM :: 94662 Views :: Honolulu County, First Amendment, Law Enforcement, Second Amendment

...plaintiffs sued alleging First Amendment violations after the HPD allegedly removed Second Amendment activists' Facebook comments from an HPD Facebook page....

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Monday, June 9, 2014
Stevie Wonder ‘blunder’ case takes Hawaii law enforcement to Spain
By Malia Zimmerman @ 2:31 PM :: 4833 Views :: Higher Education, Law Enforcement

Two of Hawaii’s top law officers are headed to Palma Mallorca, Spain, this week for the so-called “Stevie Wonder Blunder” case....

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Saturday, May 31, 2014
Carroll Cox: Exposing the Dark Side of Paradise
By Grassroot Institute @ 2:39 PM :: 11244 Views :: DHHL, Environment, Ethics, First Amendment, Law Enforcement

Cox tells how he has literally risked life and limb in the pursuit of the truth behind crime and cover-ups in Hawaii government....

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Friday, May 23, 2014
Abercrombie Releases CIP for Prisons, Mental Hospital
By News Release @ 4:29 AM :: 5869 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Health Care, Law Enforcement

...Abercrombie today announced the release of more than $46 million for various capital improvement projects....

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Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Leader of Internet Gambling Operation Sentenced to Prison
By News Release @ 2:30 PM :: 7081 Views :: Gambling, Law Enforcement

Felix Gee Wan Tom, age 40, of Honolulu, was sentenced today by Chief United States District Judge Susan Oki Mollway....

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Thursday, May 15, 2014
Hawaii welfare cheat gets 57 months in federal prison
By Malia Zimmerman @ 1:28 PM :: 5551 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Law Enforcement

Vaughn G. Sherwood sentenced to 57 months for stealing $200,000 in government benefits....

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Friday, May 2, 2014
Legislative debate, prostitution arrests put Honolulu police in spotlight
By Malia Zimmerman @ 3:24 PM :: 5489 Views :: Honolulu County, Law Enforcement

Under Hawaii law, police don’t need to have physical contact with prostitutes to make an arrest, though they must prove someone is willing to exchange sex for money....

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Thursday, May 1, 2014
Audit not Random: Feds Target UH Manoa in Sexual Violence Investigation
By News Release @ 3:34 PM :: 5983 Views :: Higher Education, Law Enforcement

...according to the Feds, Apple's 'random audit' story is bunk....

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014
HB849 Will Compromise Civil Liberties
By News Release @ 11:03 PM :: 8945 Views :: First Amendment, Law Enforcement, Military, Second Amendment
What will happen to our rights if a State of Emergency is declared?
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Monday, April 14, 2014
Law would give Hawaii gov’t unprecedented emergency powers
By Malia Zimmerman @ 5:46 AM :: 5380 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Law Enforcement

...the governor and the mayors of Kauai; Maui; Hawaii; and the city and county of Honolulu, encompassing Oahu, are authorized to use all services, materials and facilities owned by partnerships, corporations and small businesses, including media outlets....

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Thursday, April 10, 2014
Hawaii: More Mentally Ill in Jails than in State Hospital
By News Release @ 9:55 PM :: 8228 Views :: Health Care, Justice Reinvestment, Law Enforcement

The two largest correctional facilities, in Honolulu and Waipahu, both hold more seriously mentally ill individuals than are held at Hawaii State Hospital....

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Sunday, March 23, 2014
Legislators Consider Permanent Hunt for Old Child Molesters--Except those Employed by Government
By Selected News Articles @ 10:21 PM :: 6853 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Law Enforcement, Religion

Two dozen civil lawsuits have been filed during the past two years in what state lawmakers initially intended as a one-time opportunity....

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Saturday, March 15, 2014
ACLU Sues Maui County over Employee’s Website
By News Release @ 3:10 AM :: 7538 Views :: Maui County, First Amendment, Law Enforcement

...based on the County’s efforts to restrict what Neldon Mamuad may say on his prominent “MAUIWatch” Facebook feed....

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Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Most Wanted: FBI Searching Big Island for Anti-Biotech Terror Bomber
By News Release @ 1:04 AM :: 7839 Views :: Hawaii County , Law Enforcement, GMOs

On Aug 28, 2003, two bombs exploded approximately one hour apart on the campus of a biotechnology corporation in Emeryville, CA. Then, on Sept 26, 2003, one bomb strapped with nails exploded ....

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Thursday, February 20, 2014
SB2147: Silver Alert
By Sen. Sam Slom @ 1:13 AM :: 4943 Views :: Health Care, Law Enforcement

Modeled after the Maile Amber Alert, the Silver Alert uses the same voluntary partnership between local broadcasters, civil defense, police departments, and other state agencies....

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Friday, February 14, 2014
Slom: SB2160 Should be called Peter Boy Kema Bill
By Sen. Sam Slom @ 12:19 AM :: 6961 Views :: Family, Law Enforcement
...current State law does not address the situation where a parent, legal guardian, or other person legally charged with the care or custody of a child fails to report the death or disappearance of the child....
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Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Caylee’s Bill Up For Public Hearing Tomorrow
By Sen. Sam Slom @ 4:51 PM :: 4995 Views :: Family, Law Enforcement

SB 2160, named Caylee’s Law for Caylee Anthony, would make it a felony if a parent or guardian does not report the death or disappearance (for more than 48 hours) of a child....

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Saturday, February 8, 2014
Guilty: Mainland Bisexual Moves to Maui, Adopts and Rapes Foster Boys
By Selected News Articles @ 3:35 PM :: 8024 Views :: Maui County, Family, Law Enforcement

"He specifically targeted troubled and special-needs children...."

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Friday, February 7, 2014
SB2149: Combat Fraudulent Liens and Mortgage Filings
By Sen. Sam Slom @ 9:13 PM :: 5015 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Law Enforcement

Hawaii legislators set to hear a bill to combat fraudulent lien filings on February 11, 2014, at 9:30 a.m. in room 229 at the Hawaii Capitol....

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Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Lawsuit Alleges Abuse at Kauai Prison
By Selected News Articles @ 8:38 PM :: 7931 Views :: Kauai County, Law Enforcement

...the creator of the "Lifetime Stand," a prison rehabilitation program that stresses work ethic, perseverance, discipline and personal responsibility....

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Wednesday, February 5, 2014
"You Brainwashed Me": Victim Confronts Alleged Homosexual Child Molester
By Video @ 1:38 AM :: 6994 Views :: Education K-12, Family, Law Enforcement

I am 28 years old and have been waiting years to get up enough courage to report a teacher for sexually abusing me for years....

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Monday, January 27, 2014
Meth Again: Feds Arrest Another Halawa Guard
By News Release @ 12:33 PM :: 5573 Views :: Law Enforcement, Drugs

Mr. Damas was arrested at the Halawa Correctional Facility where he was employed as an adult corrections officer....

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Friday, January 24, 2014
Taxpayers fund at least $350K in security costs for Obama Hawaiian vacations
By Malia Zimmerman @ 6:18 PM :: 5355 Views :: Law Enforcement, Politicians

During her recent visit to Maui and the home of close family friend Oprah Winfrey, First Lady Michelle Obama was escorted by Maui police....

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Friday, January 24, 2014
Senator Introduces Anti-Child Pornography Bill “Alicia’s Law”
By News Release @ 1:35 AM :: 5588 Views :: Family, Law Enforcement

There are thousands of ICAC leads in the state of Hawaii trafficking in sadistic images and videos of children being raped and tortured....

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Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Cachola: Revitalize Kalihi by Moving OCCC
By Selected News Articles @ 7:50 PM :: 6507 Views :: Justice Reinvestment, Law Enforcement

...Abercrombie indicated that his administration issued a Request for Information (RFI) for the rehabilitation of correctional facilities statewide....

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Friday, January 17, 2014
Crime Bills Clamp Down on Repeat Offenders
By Rep Cynthia Thielen @ 10:05 PM :: 3908 Views :: Law Enforcement

Rep Cynthia Thielen recently drafted and co-introduced HB1520, HB1521 and HB1542 which will change the way our judicial system punishes repeat offenders....

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